Ramanujan IT City

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Coordinates: 12°59′27″N 80°14′49″E / 12.99083°N 80.24694°E / 12.99083; 80.24694

Ramanujan IT City (TRIL)
General information
Type Information Technology Park
Location Taramani, Chennai, India
Address Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 113, India
Cost US$230 million[1]
Height
Roof 60 m (200 ft)[2]
Top floor 12
Technical details
Floor count 13
Floor area 4,500,000 sq ft (420,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merill (SOM) (New York, USA)
Developer TIDCO, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited and Indian Hotels Company Limited
Main contractor Leighton Welspun (Australia)

Ramanujan IT City is an information technology (IT) special economic zone (SEZ) situated in Chennai, India. Named after the Indian Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan, it is a joint venture of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited (TRIL), Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO). Situated next to the Tidel Park, it is being developed in a land measuring 25 acres with two zones with a total built-up area of 5.7 million sq ft.[2] including 4.5 million sq ft of office space.

History[edit]

The initial works comprising demolition of existing buildings, site clearing and commencement of bulk excavation and piling works began in December 2008 by Leighton India. Construction on the new building structure commenced in June 2009.[2]

The project[edit]

The project is located on a 25-acre site situated along the Old Mamallapuram Road opposite the Thiruvanmiyur MRTS Railway Station, north of the Taramani IT corridor where the majority of the city's IT sector is housed. The project is being developed at a cost of 35,000 million[3] within a special economic zone and comprises two distinct elements, namely, a processing zone and a non-processing zone.

Processing zone

The processing zone is the IT portion of the development consisting of four office buildings of approximately 60 m in height. The buildings are arranged around central courtyards located at ground and at the podium level. The courtyards serve as the centre of activity for the IT complex, providing links between the various amenity functions.

The buildings are being built in 6 blocks with five levels of car parking, including three levels of basement carparking along with additional multi-level carparking, and 13 floors, with a total area of 4.5 million sq ft. The towers are named Hardy Tower, Carr Tower, Neville Tower and Littlewood Tower, in the memories of G. H. Hardy, G. S. Carr, Eric Harold Neville and John Edensor Littlewood respectively. The project has obtained Green Building certification (as per LEED Gold Guidelines—Pre-certified) and IMS certification. Utility buildings are also being constructed to support the IT facilities. The buildings have 8-m-high entrance lobbies, and each floor has floor-plates ranging from 50,000 sq ft to 100,000 sq ft in various blocks, with a floor-to-floor height of 3.75 m.

Non-processing zone

The non-processing zone consists of a mixed-use development consisting of a convention centre, retail, residential, hospitality and entertainment facilities along with below-ground carparking.

Companies[edit]

Hewlett Packard is the major company in TRIL info park which occupies in little wood towers and in hardy towers.Cognizant, TCS, Citi, Fidelity Investments,Infosys,Avnet Services,Mindtree are other major companies here.

Other developments[edit]

The project also has 100 serviced apartments of the Taj Vivanta brand[4] and a 1,500-seater convention centre, operated by the IHCL. This project also envisages development of a residential community named Cambridge Greens, with apartments ranging between 2,000 sq ft and 3,000 sq ft.[5]

Major occupants of the buildings include Cisco, Avnet Services, Pershing India Operational Services Pvt Ltd, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Hewlett Packard, Infosys, Mindtree, Sitel, Taurus Quest and Datacert (DCI). GroupFMG(Born Group), Cognizant has taken for lease one full building of about 650,000 sq ft.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leighton to deliver $230 million Ramanujan IT Park in Chennai". World Construction Network. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 1 Sep 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Leighton to build new IT park in Chennai, India". International Business Times (IBTimes). 6 July 2009. Retrieved 1 Sep 2012. 
  3. ^ "TRIL to launch project in Chennai". The Indian Express (Chennai: The Indian Express). 22 December 2009. Retrieved 1 Sep 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Balaji, R. (9 September 2012). "Tril Infopark to add 1 m sq.ft of IT space". Business Line (Chennai: The Hindu). Retrieved 8 Sep 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tata to build Ramanujan IT City". The Hindu (Mumbai: The Hindu). 21 December 2009. Retrieved 1 Sep 2012. 

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